Detaching Yourself From the Opinions of Others

Bonjour mes amies! One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life, but has been magnified by my time online, is not taking people’s opinions personally.

Learning not to take other people’s opinions personally can be a priceless skill to develop. Quasi-mastering this skill has led to such an increase in emotional balance in my life.

Mais doing so is easier said than done.

Here are some of the approaches I continue to use:

  1. Identify the emotional nature of the opinion: Opinions are personal perspectives that are shaped by personal experiences, assumptions, and preferences. They are not true to life. Everyone is entitled to their own viewpoint, even if it differs from yours. But you never have to accept or internalize someone’s truth/opinion about you.
  2. Cultivate self-awareness: Develop a strong sense of self and self-confidence. When you are secure in your own beliefs and values, you are less likely to be persuaded or affected by others’ opinions. Recollect your strengths, values, and accomplishments to remember who you were before they shared their opinion.
  3. Distinguish feedback from criticism: Sometimes (une grande sometimes), opinions are expressed as constructive feedback, which can help you grow and improve. Learn to differentiate between genuine (encouraging) feedback and baseless criticism. Focus on the useful insights from constructive feedback while disregarding baseless negativity.
  4. Practice empathy: Try to understand where others are coming from and why they hold certain opinions. Put yourself in their shoes and consider their background, experiences, and values. Empathy can help you see that opinions are often influenced by personal factors and are not necessarily a reflection of your worth or abilities. Someone, you love told you that you’d never finish school because you had a child? Perhaps someone told them that before and they internalized it and didn’t finish school. Their life experiences “confirmed” and shaped the way they now view pregnancy and education.
  5. Separate your identity from others’ opinions: Remember that your worth as a person is not determined by what others think or say about you. Your identity is multifaceted and goes beyond any single opinion. Develop a strong sense of self and derive self-worth from internal sources rather than external validation, on and offline.
  6. Don’t engage in self-blame or self-criticism: When you encounter differing opinions, avoid blaming yourself or engaging in self-critical thoughts. Practice self-compassion and remind yourself that everyone has different perspectives.
  7. Set boundaries: Establishing boundaries is important to protect your emotional well-being. If someone consistently expresses opinions that are hurtful or disrespectful, consider if limiting your interactions avec them or having an open conversation about how their opinions affect you is worth it.
  8. Focus on personal growth: Rather than dwelling on negative opinions, invest your energy in personal growth and self-improvement. Concentrate on your goals, values, and aspirations. When you’re truly focused on your own journey, you become less concerned about others’ opinions and more committed to your own progress.

Mes amies s’il vous plaît remember that not taking opinions personally takes time and practice to perfect. Be patient avec yourself and be certain to celebrate your progress along the way.

Ciao for now 💋


  1. Anonymous

    Alluhdis! 😉 lol🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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